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Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Birago Jones Chris Caplice Erastus Brigham Bigelow Federico Casalegno Zen Chu


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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 0.12
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • AgTech
  • Transportation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1861. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Cambridge. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT performs on 16 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2018.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Solugen, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), RapidSOS The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Energy Storage, Biopharma. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT, startups are often financed by LocalGlobe, ADV, Y Combinator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sequoia Capital, Qualcomm, Procter & Gamble Company. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Refactor Capital, General Electric (GE), Founders Fund.

The current fund was established by Erastus Brigham Bigelow, Zen Chu.

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